Saturday, May 30, 2015
God SPEAKS Many Times FEW LISTEN
God cares for all of us and He SPEAKS to all of us, to warn us and to turn us from our wicked ways, but very few of us LISTEN when God speaks to us.
I read from Job 33:14
“Indeed God speaks once,
Or twice, yet no one notices it.
“In a dream, a vision of the night,
When sound sleep falls on men,
While they slumber in their beds,
Then He opens the ears of men,
And seals their instruction,
That He may turn man aside from his conduct,
And keep man from pride;
He keeps back his soul from the pit,
And his life from passing over into Sheol.
“Man is also chastened with pain on his bed,
And with unceasing complaint in his bones;
So that his life loathes bread,
And his soul favorite food.
“His flesh wastes away from sight,
And his bones which were not seen stick out.
“Then his soul draws near to the pit,
And his life to those who bring death.
“If there is an angel as mediator for him,
One out of a thousand,
To remind a man what is right for him,
Then let him be gracious to him, and say,
‘Deliver him from going down to the pit,
I have found a ransom’;
Let his flesh become fresher than in youth,
Let him return to the days of his youthful vigor;
Then he will pray to God, and He will accept him,
That he may see His face with joy,
And He may restore His righteousness to man.
“He will sing to men and say,
‘I have sinned and perverted what is right,
And it is not proper for me.
"He has redeemed my soul from going to the pit,
And my life shall see the light.’
“Behold, God does all these oftentimes with men,
To bring back his soul from the pit,
That he may be enlightened with the light of life."
Dear friends, God speaks to us many times to turn us from our wickedness. He warns us in dreams, through misfortune, through accidents, through sickness. It is not the will of God that we perish but that we turn from our wicked ways and that we OBEY Jesus Christ. But if we persist in our wickedness then the swift judgment of God will come on the disobedient. They will perish and spend eternity in damnation. God cares for us. He warns us many times, often but very few take notice and listen. Very few repent and turn from their wicked ways and that is why most people will perish.
God has spoken to me many times for which I am extremely thankful. He warned me, He chastised me and He turned me from my error. Now I walk in His ways and I am careful to listen and to obey Him to do what is pleasing to Him, because if we do not love him and do not obey Him we will end up in damnation.
God speaks many times because He cares for us. Do we take note and listen or do we persist in our wicked ways. In the end we will only have ourselves to blame.
May Jesus bless you.